Sancerre Wine

 

Sancerre is an appellation located in the so-called Upper Loire -- the eastern end of the Loire Valley. It is best known for its brisk, mineral white wines, made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape, though red and rose Sancerre, made from Pinot Noir, is increasingly popular.

Just as in Chablis, the chalky-white Kimmeridgian soil is what really sets the wines apart from those in nearby appellations. Named after a town in Dorset which also shares this geological formation, Kimmeridgian soil is a combination of clay and limestone filled with billions of tiny, fossilized oyster shells. Unsurprisingly, Sancerre goes exceptionally well with oysters.
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Varietals Produced in Sancerre View all

  • Cabernet Franc

    History of the grape: References to it in the Loire region of France date as far back as the mid 12th century. But it...

  • Burger Grape

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Popular Wineries in Sancerre View all

  • Fouassier Père et Fils

    Established for several generations on the peak of Sancerre, the Fouassier family is one of the o...

  • Domaine Henri Bourgeois

    White Sancerre LE CHÊNE SAINT-ETIENNE Brilliant golden yellow, it glisten by his sheen. The nose ...

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Sancerre on Snooth

  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their ... in their ... Lucien 2003 Sancerre Cuvee Prestige  |  10 in stock  |  $24.99 Cuilleron 2007 Condrieu La Petite Cote  |  28 in stock  |  $39.99 Dagueneau, Didier 2002 Blanc Fumé de Pouilly Silex  |  6 in stock  |  $89.99 Dal Forno, Romano 1995 Valpolicella Superi... Read More

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  • JD, the price.  Really, both the coudelet and the Chateau Neuf were ... ... ... The wines were a 2012 Sancerre Domaine Fouassier Les Chasseinges and a red and white 2012 Chateau de Saint-Cosme. Very fun to try each of the wines with each of the cheeses. Definitely having a blas Read More

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  • La Craie Sancerre 2012

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  • Welcome to the Snooth Forum, Minky.  And congratulations on composing an ... France (the Loire regions of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume) and New Zealand.  I'm sure you will get more good advice from other contributors.Oh, and your close sent me to Google to find out what "slainte" means.  Thank yo Read More

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  • Chateaux Maimbray Sancerre Rose, Loire is a favorite of mine. Read More

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  • Arnot-RobertsBedrockBodegas Muga Rosado RiojaBucklin Old HillCopain "Tous ... Ensemble"Lucien Crochet SancerreWilde FarmWind GapZepaltasOne of these days I'll have to stop and get a Sinskey. Since Matanzas is so close I'll keep an eye out for them as well. Have not seen a single Liquid Farm Wine hereyet but honestly I have not been wine shoppi... Read More

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  • Hey Aura,I am actually now the newest Snoothling I think (my term, so ... ... Look for a wine called Sancerre for that.  Should be examples around for not too much.Finally, you might also try an wine called Albarino from Spain, which you can find at many tapas restaurants and at a decent wine shop.  Typically cheap, it can be great with food, ... Read More

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  • Here is my best way of explaining it, Preetish.Wines taste "Sweet" if ...  A wine labeled "Sancerre," or "Pouilly Fume," or "Muscadet" will be dry.Wines from the U.S. can be all over the place.  As I indicated, if you see the words "Late Harvest" on the label, you can be assured that it is sweet.  In the U.S. many producers know that there is a... Read More

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  • Etienne de Loury Sancerre 2012

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Hampstead,North London [www.oddbins.com ].Sancerre is an AOC created in 1936, although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans,for white wines made from the sauvignon blanc grape.Sancerre Rouge is another AOC created in 1959 for red or rose wines made from pinot noir in the same area.... Read More

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  • Well, the Sancerre did not match as well with the crab as I was hoping.  I guess I should have realized that it would have been problematic.  Crab meat has a very much sweet taste.  The Sancerre was stark and minerally.  So, the contrast was too severe.  It would be great with raw oysters.  The Roederer Brut, on the other hand, which we were sti... Read More

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  • Hi, Can you please let me know if it is possible to purchase Red Sancerre......? Regards Alan

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